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  • For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion

    Perhaps no profession leans on the power of delusion so much as politics. That middling crowd in a city of millions? Proof that they love me. That poll showing a looming loss a week before the vote? The only poll that counts is the one on election...
  • Sarbanes models a different kind of election focused on small donors

    Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash. But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
  • Delaney donates $800K to his campaign

    Delaney donates $800K to his campaign
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Delaney, the first-term lawmaker in Maryland's 6th Congressional District, made an $800,000 contribution to his campaign late last month, records filed over the weekend with the Federal Election Commission show. The Potomac...
  • An Election Day carol

    In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reached the nation's capital, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Get out of here or I'll call the cops!" the justice shouted. "Don't get...
  • Election day

    The dominating significance of the mid-term American legislative elections just finished has been the occasion's dramatic confirmation of the corruption of the American electoral system. This has two elements, the first being its money corruption,...
  • Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call

    Brownley-Gorell congressional race too close to call
    Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) and Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) are running neck-and-neck in Ventura County. National Democrats fought hard to try to keep the post they won two years ago, when Brownley beat a seasoned Republican after...
  • Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show

    Some GOP House challengers were short on funds, reports show
    The Republican challengers who nearly upset two veteran Democratic congressmen in California during the Nov. 4 elections ran short on money for their campaigns and got little or no help from their party, reports filed this week showed. Rep. Jim Costa...
  • Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency

    Feds Want Four-Year Sentence For Rowland; He Pleads for Leniency
    Describing former Gov. John G. Rowland as an ethically challenged politician who has repeatedly broken his trust with voters, federal prosecutors are arguing that he should serve from roughly three to four years in prison for his most recent conviction...
  • In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016

    In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016
    Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital after a celebrated, decades-long career in neurosurgery: He wanted to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ. But the 63-year-old has been too busy...
  • Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence

    Sides Clash Again Over Rowland Sentence
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland's lawyers and prosecutors are facing off again over his crimes, his character and his potential for redemption in a continuing effort to influence the judge who will decide next month if, or for how long, he goes to prison....
  • Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race

    Durbin spent 4 times as much as Oberweis in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin spent $10.8 million on his 2014 re-election, more than four times as much as his Republican challenger, new reports show. Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate, won a fourth term Nov. 4, capturing 54 percent of the votes...